Descanso Camellia

“Descanso Camellia” – Approx 15 x 11″ – watercolor on paper

This is probably the largest floral piece I’ve done so far – and I enjoyed the process very much. Essentially it’s no different from working small except I have to stand back more frequently and use larger brushes to avoid getting too many picky details.

Busy, busy. I don’t have time to write much right now – I’m up to my ears in framing and gathering materials for a new class I’ll be attending tomorrow. Plus, our son is graduating from UCLA on Saturday and we’re co-hosting a grad party for him and some of his roommates.

OK, back to work for me …


  1. r.e.wolf
    June 12, 2007

    I thought it was a photo! Wow!

  2. Creekhiker
    June 12, 2007

    Karen, WOW! Amazing! I love the pinks! Just wonderful! I was headed to Descanso today but found the tea house was closed and opted for Pasadena instead… Congrats on your son’s graduation. Holly

  3. hfm
    June 13, 2007

    I could pick her up and put on a jar at my studio! so lovely!

  4. Linda T
    June 13, 2007

    Wow! That is just outstanding.

  5. Wendee
    June 13, 2007

    Another one to make us all go, “Oooooo!” Just lovely, Karen!

    Enjoy the weekend festivities! “Woo!” to Michael. :)

  6. Felicity
    June 14, 2007

    It’s beautiful! I imagine the size must make it tempting to add details but this is so lovely and light.

  7. Carolyn
    June 14, 2007

    I would like to do watercolors this big! I am only just getting into the habit of painting with watercolor everyday. This is a lovely painting.

  8. juj
    June 14, 2007

    This is just beautiful – the way you’ve captured the light is stunning! I think working big agrees with you.

  9. Sherie
    June 14, 2007

    Oh my, that’s just glorious! Those colors are so beautiful.

  10. Susan
    June 14, 2007

    Karen, while your work is always absolutely beautiful, this camillia is so softly luminous that I simply had to stop and say, “Thank-you” for the deep breath of appreciation it sparked in my soul.

  11. Nancy
    June 15, 2007

    Very lovely!

  12. Jenny
    June 15, 2007

    Oh my, you had a lot of fun with your big brushes! Beautiful!

  13. Katherine
    June 16, 2007

    Gorgeous Karen – you should do more this size!

  14. Molly Jean Henson
    June 17, 2007

    I saw your work on Flickr and love it! This is one of my favorites. They are all gorgeous!

  15. Anastasia
    June 18, 2007

    lovely lighting – you can feel the sun shining!
    really beautiful!

  16. Toni
    June 18, 2007

    This one is a beauty Karen. Your lights and shadows are perfect.
    Tell your son congrats also for the graduation.

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